July 19, 1998 |
It was supposed to be a brief stop at the Primadonna casino, 43 miles south of Las Vegas, but one poker game led to another. By 3 a.m. May 25, 1997, Jeremy Strohmeyer and David Cash were tired of hanging around the arcade, waiting for David's dad. Bored, the two 18-year-olds decided to urinate on two coin-operated games. David chose Big Bertha, whose polka-dot dress flared when players hurled balls into her gaping red mouth. Jeremy selected a helicopter game. Then a wall socket.
September 13, 2013 |
Stephen Colbert has made a career out of conducting uncomfortable interviews, but on Thursday he brought new meaning to the term "cringe-worthy" when he sat down with former intelligence official Philip Mudd. Mudd, who has served as the deputy director of the CIA's counter-terrorist center and as a senior intelligence advisor at the FBI, stopped by the show to talk about his new book, "Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda. " Let's just say he's no Saul Berenson. The conversation began pleasantly enough, with Mudd discussing the changes to Al Qaeda over the past 12 years and emphasizing the importance of human informants in the fight against terrorism. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times But then Colbert made a joke about "Homeland," and, well, things got awkward very quickly.
February 2, 1996 |
Like most people, I've long regarded the Abstract Expressionist painting done in San Francisco in the decade after World War II to have been a quick, sometimes deft response to extraordinary artistic developments principally being generated in New York.
August 2, 1990 |
Malls composed of factory outlet stores hit the East Coast in the '70s, and grew rapidly until now there are 270 nationwide. But it has taken a while for this concept to make its way to Southern California. Fear of being too near major retailers in metropolitan areas has kept these malls in outlying areas. San Ysidro, Monterey, Gilroy and Vacaville have outlet malls and one is opening this summer in Cabazon.
October 8, 1989 |
His client was a movie director, realtor Jack Hupp said, and was adamant about living in Beverly Hills. The film maker had found a house he liked, Hupp said, but was so concerned that it have a Beverly Hills address that he made it a contingency in his offer. Hupp discovered to his alarm that the house was not within the city limits of Beverly Hills, but found with some quick checking that it was in the Beverly Hills Post Office area, which means that it has a Beverly Hills mailing address.
January 25, 1994 |
The Dallas Cowboys were dealt the first setback of Super Bowl week Monday when their quarterback acknowledged that he can't use the NFC championship victory as inspiration. Because Troy Aikman doesn't remember it. Doesn't remember completing 14 of 18 passes. Doesn't remember throwing for two touchdowns. Doesn't remember leading the Cowboys to a 38-21 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
February 11, 1990 |
The scenes were getting ugly a couple of weeks ago as the Cal State Dominguez Hills men's basketball team wallowed in its season-long doldrums. After a 1-4 start in the California Collegiate Athletic Assn., the Toros had dropped to 5-13 overall, on a pace to become the first team in the school's history to lose 20 games. "Don't count us out yet," assistant coach Bart Yamachika stoically told a reporter after a crushing four-point loss to 11th-ranked Cal State Bakersfield. "Don't count us out."
June 20, 1991 |
John Adam was a lanky right-handed pitcher from Gardena High when he was drafted in 1972 in the sixth round of the amateur draft by the Baltimore Orioles. Unlike most athletes who have an opportunity to play baseball professionally, Adam eventually made it to the big leagues, but not the way he planned. His professional playing career, all at the Class-A level, lasted only two seasons. He was cut by the Orioles after the 1972 season and was picked up by the Angels in '73.
February 15, 1987 |
They way they're playing, UCLA should be investigated. What? They are? The Bruins have been playing under the cloud of a Pacific 10 and NCAA investigation of their basketball program for some time now and it seems to have caused an unexpected reaction from the conference co-leaders. Through it all, the Bruins keep on winning. UCLA completed a difficult 48-hour period Saturday with a 77-65 victory over USC in the Sports Arena.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1994 |
A Northridge doctor and three other physicians have been charged with paying illegal kickbacks to a medical referral firm that is under investigation for workers compensation fraud. The physicians allegedly paid for patient referrals from L.A. Management, a former Sherman Oaks firm under investigation for possibly paying kickbacks to get patients from companies that process workers' compensation claims for some employers and insurers. The investigation of L.A.